London Scottish confirmed as guest side for 2019 Melrose Sevens

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London Scottish will compete in the world's oldest Sevens tournament next April. Photo by Andrew Aleksiejczuk

LONDON SCOTTISH have been confirmed as one of the guest teams for the 2019 Melrose Sevens, which will be their first appearance at the world-renowned tournament since 1978.

“We are delighted to announce London Scottish as our first guest side for the 2019 Aberdeen Standard Investments Melrose Sevens after what seems like an interminable break in attendance,” said club President Douglas Hardie. “Having won the trophy twice in the 1960s, they will no doubt be hoping to make that a trio of tournament wins in April.”

London Scottish President and former Scotland international Paul Burnellalso welcomed the announcement.

“It is an honour for us to be a part of such an iconic tournament,” he said. “It is great that in 2019, our 140th year as a club, we will be able to send up a squad to compete against some of the other elite sides at the home of sevens.”

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  • It was announced last week that the Kings of the Sevens series has been titled this year as “The Ned Haig Kings of the Sevens” supported by Melrose Rugby. This is an agreement for one year with the option of a second year. As in previous seasons, the event will be held over 10 tournaments culminating with the Jed-Forest event in mid-May.

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